pregnancy by week

Week 17


There’s a growth spurt going on: cartilage is becoming bone, fat is forming. For now, baby is about the size of an onion.


You may have weird symptoms, some of which seem totally random. Every woman’s experience is different, so consult your doctor. Make a LIST so you won’t forget anything come check-up time.


There is likely an ultrasound appointment coming up in the next few weeks. Do. Not. Miss. It. In fact, schedule a little extra time off work so you two can be alone together afterwards; you’ll be over the moon.


With an ultrasound (and perhaps some prenatal testing) on the horizon, you should discuss whether or not you want to know the baby’s gender before birth. Dreaming about a nursery? Check out the GALLERIES in this app for ideas.